Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer

Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer

Job Title: Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895110_1536334749
Contact Name: Francesca Tucker
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2018 16:39

Job Description

A world-leading, multi-national Defence systems provider is undergoing a period of rapid expansion. We are offering you the opportunity to join the business at an exciting time of production ramp-up, joining a fast-paced team dealing with complex defence systems at the forefront of their field. As a Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer, you will have the opportunity to develop thermal design solutions for the next generation of weapon systems.

As a Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer you will apply your skills and experience to deliver critical advice on thermal design, analysis, test and certification, for the effective operation of military systems. You will have the opportunity to develop and grow technical knowledge and competencies in the Thermal Analysis team, within an international setting. In return for your passion and commitment, you will be rewarded with competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, and a wide range of desirable employee benefits, as well as future career development opportunities.

As a Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer, your main responsibilities will be/include:
*Lead the delivery of the Thermal Analysis Team's outputs by qualifying the quality and competence of its internal and external deliverables (Principal Level)
*Be the main point of contact with internal and external customers and suppliers international partners on assigned projects capability development programmes (Senior Level)
*Build the capability and technical competence of the Thermal Team to ensure future business needs are met (Principal Level)
*Plan, manage and deliver project work, ensuring outputs are delivered to time and budget and problems are mitigated as and when they arise
*Dependent on level, perform/participate/manage others in delivering thermal investigations, using a range of techniques ranging from hand calculations to a variety of numerical analysis tools (e.g. ANSYS, FloEFD, Fluent etc.) to derive evidence on which to base decisions
*Develop test requirements and guide trials teams in delivering against these requirements
*Produce and deliver verbal and written reports to internal and external stakeholders to ratify design and equipment performance decisions
*Manage the delivery of work through individuals and teams that you may have direct line management responsibility for
*Disseminate skills and knowledge to help grow the capability of the Thermal Team and wider business Group

Successful candidates will have/be:
*Ideally Degree/Masters/Doctorate qualified in a subject relevant to the role and/or a significant and demonstrable track record of expertise in a similar role
*Good problem solving skills, coupled with a sound fundamental knowledge of thermal analysis and stress analysis using hand calculations, CFD, Finite Element methods, etc.
*Experience applying numerical based tools (e.g. ANSYS, FloEFD, Fluent) to investigate and analyse problems
*Experience leading and managing small teams and/or the delivery of projects, required for a Principal level role and ideal for a Senior position
*Relevant experience in an equivalent or comparable industry would be advantageous.
*Previous experience identifying and delivering capability and technical improvements.
*Determined, self-motivated and can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills

Senior/Principal Thermal Engineer
Location- Hertfordshire
Salary- £40-55k DOE + competitive benefits

Key Words: Thermal Engineer, Thermal Analysis, Stress Analysis, Thermal Design, Design, Analysis, Thermal, CFD, Finite Element, ANYSYS, FloEFD, Fluent, Numerical Tools, Numerical Analysis, Test, Certification, Military, Missile, Weapon, Systems

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.
These roles are permanent positions.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.